Application Requirement/Internet Access Control

Background

The Internet Access Control function, can control the internet activities of hosts in the LAN. Moreover, you can flexibly combine the Host ListTarget List and Schedule to restrict the Internet surfing of these hosts.

Scenario

Bob is the head of a small office, he has such requirements on his office network:

1. None of his staff can visit Facebook, twitter during work time, from 9.am to  5.pm, and from Monday to Friday .

2. But he himself can have the access to any website.

So now we can use the access control function to realize the requirements.

Here we take TL-WDR4300 as an example:

Step 1:

Set time manually or synchronize it with the Internet or NTP server automatically.

 

Step 2:

Go through the Setup Wizard, firstly create the host entry, here we select the IP Address mode, and set a group “Blocked IP address”, input the blocked IP addresses.

 

 

Step 3:

Create the Access Target Entry, here we select Domain Names, set a group “Blocked websites”, input the full address or keywords of the websites you want to block.

If you want to block all websites, please choose “IP Address” as Mode, input the target port from 1 to 65535, then click on Save.

Go through the Setup Wizard, firstly create the host entry, here we select the IP Address mode, and set a group “Blocked IP address”, input the blocked IP addresses.

 

Step 4:

Create the Schedule Entry, which tells you when the settings will be effective. Here we create an entry “Blocked Time”, and select the day and time as below shows.

 

Step 5:

Create the rule. Your above settings should be saved as one rule. Here we set the Rule Name as “office rule1”. And confirm your Host, Target, Schedule and Status.

And finish your settings.

 

Step 6:

Check your settings again and enable your Internet Access Control function.

 

 

So far we have finished the settings, you can check the function now.

 

This Article Applies to:
TL-WR841N , TL-WDR3500 , TL-WR743ND
User Application Requirement | Updated 02-08-2017 03:20:18 AM